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Sospita vigintiguttata - Brown See with this image:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/106968/sospita_vigintiguttata_-_hiding_under_a_bud.html" title="Sospita vigintiguttata - Hiding under a bud"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/106968_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1638403210&Signature=%2B4dPLg4aqwh%2FHVuxEyHx9ebukGE%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Sospita vigintiguttata - Hiding under a bud Today Jeanette spotted this one in her garden. First timer for me - the translucent orangy-brown &quot;fall&quot; colour form of Sospita vigintiguttata. A bit surprising, seeing that it is January and that these are supposed to gain their full black and yellow colour scheme over winter .... but I&#039;m not complaining.<br />
Couldn&#039;t resist uploading a few shots, sorry.<br />
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  1. This is so pretty! Posted 9 months ago
    1. We have a few more species with "bambi"-like colour option native to the Netherlands - one or two I will never find I suppose, but one or two of the others I should make a point of getting better images this year.
      Here are the ubiquitous species:
      Bambi ladybirds - 4 common species Four common species of Ladybird beetles native to Europe with somewhat similar "Bambi"-like appearance. There are a few other, but much rarer species that can also be confused with these. Note that the Ten-spot Ladybird (Adalia decempuntata) only looks like this in the "decempustulata" form with not yet fully developed colours (but that state can last for months). Adalia decempunctata,Calvia decemguttata,Calvia quatuordecimguttata,Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Halyzia sedecimguttata,Ladybird,Ladybird ID help,nl: Meeldauwlieveheersbeestje,nl: Roomvleklieveheersbeestje,nl: Tienstippelig lieveheersbeestje,nl: Tienvleklieveheersbeestje
      Posted 9 months ago, modified 9 months ago
      1. Love the colors <3. Definitely Bambi-esque. But, it also makes me want a caramel latte. Posted 9 months ago
  2. Great find.
    Somewhere in Europe?
    Posted 9 months ago
    1. Hi Mark, thanks :o)
      Yes, this one has the country set as "Netherlands" - I stopped geotagging images from 500Jane's garden after I introduced the tag, as too many "pin points" on one location tend to make zooming in while geotagging a bit tedious ...
      Posted 9 months ago, modified 9 months ago

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Sospita vigintiguttata (Linnaeus 1758) is a Ladybird Beetle with a Palearctic distribution. It is known from a large number of countries ranging from the Iberian peninsula to eastern Russia (probably), but it is rare or scarce over it's entire range.

Similar species: Beetles
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Uploaded Jan 8, 2021.